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Simply Red to celebrate 40th anniversary at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena

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Simply Red to celebrate 40th anniversary at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena

Simply Red have announced a huge tour including a stop in Liverpool as part of their forthcoming 40th anniversary.

Few bands have enjoyed the success and longevity of Simply Red. With over 60 million albums sold worldwide, five UK #1 albums, 1.8 billion streams across streaming platforms worldwide, and over 1 million YouTube subscribers, Simply Red remain one of the UK’s most successful and well-loved bands. Their 1991 classic Stars was the best-selling album for two years running in Britain and Europe, and all 13 of Simply Red’s studio albums, including their latest release ‘Time’, have been UK Top 10’s.

Mick Hucknall formed Simply Red in 1985 working-class Manchester, and enjoyed early success with first single ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’ and the Brit Award-nominated album ‘Picture Book’ (the first of 13 nominations, and 3 Brit Award wins). This was followed by a decade of superstardom and global hits. Today Simply Red continue to sell out tours across the globe. Their live show is renowned for its exceptional quality, with Mick Hucknall long-established as one of the great vocalists of contemporary music.

To celebrate this impressive 40-year milestone, Simply Red head back out on the road in 2025, telling the musical story of Simply Red so far – from ‘Picture Book’ to ‘Time’, and everything in between. 

Pre-sale tickets start Tuesday, September 19th at 10.00am, with general sale starting Thursday, September 21st at 10.00am at

Simply Red recently celebrated the release of their 2023 album ‘Time’ with a special one-off launch show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in June. The band will return to the UK to play BBC Radio 2’s sold out ‘Live In The Park’ on September 17th in Leicester’s Victoria Park. 

Simply Red play Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on Friday 3 October 2025. You can find out more here.

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